Pak cops foil major terror plot, arrest 22 suspected terrorists in Punjab province

Pak cops foil major terror plot, arrest 22 suspected terrorists in Punjab province

Pakistani police in Punjab have arrested 22 suspected terrorists from ISIS, TTP, and other banned organisations, claiming to have foiled a major terror plot. The arrests were made during 152 intelligence-based operations across various districts.


The Pakistan Police in Punjab province, on June 22 claimed that they have foiled a major terror plot with the arrest of 22 suspected terrorists of ISIS, TTP and other banned organisations.

According to a Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) spokesman, the police conducted 152 intelligence-based operations in different districts of Punjab this week and arrested 22 suspected terrorists belonging to ISIS, Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA) and Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ).

Furthermore, the spokesperson stated that the alleged terrorists have been arrested from areas like Lahore, Attock, Sheikhupura, Muzaffargarh, Nankana Sahib, Bahawalpur, DG Khan, Faisalabad, Multan, Bahawalnagar and Rawalpindi.

Explosives weighing 1,645 grams, three hand grenades, one IED bomb, 12 detonators, a safety fuse wire measuring 32 feet, a pistol and banned literature have allegedly been recovered from them.

The spokesperson said, "The arrested terrorists had planned to sabotage in Punjab and wanted to target important installations and personalities,” further adding that 19 cases have been registered against the terrorists and shifted them to an unknown location for interrogation.

Edited By: Avantika
Published On: Jun 22, 2024